Desktop Video Editing Apps

Sometimes editing videos on your mobile device just isn’t enough. Some advanced graphics and editing really needs to be done on a desktop powerful enough to render the video. I run a PC so I don’t list Mac only programs. I’ve used these programs and can vouch for them all.

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Adobe Premiere Pro - Mac and PC (varies but around $19.99/month)

Premiere Pro is an excellent program that will allow you to manipulate, add music, sound effects, transitions, and about 900 other things. Just because you CAN do all that doesn’t mean you Should right out of the bat.

Adobe has various subscriptions available for this program and just like with websites, there are video templates available that will make it easier when you are first starting.

If you want a really easy cheat sheet/training you can check out my Adobe Premiere tutorials for free. (12) 1 minute videos that show you 80% of what you;d need to know.

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Adobe Spark Video - Mac and PC (Free)

The free version of Spark has the Adobe Spark logo burned on it but it is a fantastic program even without the upgrade. There are easy templates and making slideshow videos are super simple with this app.

You can mix in Video with the slides, add voice over, and create crisp easy to make videos that can get your message across. I still use this program when the right project comes by and have created some pretty detailed videos with it in half the time Adobe Premiere would take.

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Adobe Premiere Rush CC- Mac and PC ($9.99/month)

I know it seems like I work for Adobe but this is a program that fits in between Spark and Premiere. I had the opportunity to participate in a small Beta testing group for this program earlier in 2018.

The editor allows you to flow between mobile and desktop, create social media ready videos, and create videos sophisticated enough to be ion the professional level. You get options but not too many that will get you in trouble.

They will be releasing an Android version in 2019 for mobile as well as continue to add updates to it but out of the box this is a solid editor with World Class Audio editing.

That’s great Will Tygart but I don’t want to do it myself, how much to have You do some editing for me?
— You right now

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